Serinus xanthopygius


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Serinus xanthopygius
Species Authority: Rüppell, 1840
Common Name(s):
English Yellow-rumped Seedeater, Yellow-rumped Serin
French Serin à gorge jaune
Taxonomic Notes: Serinus xanthopygius (Sibley and Monroe 1990, 1993) has been split into S. xanthopygius and S. xantholaemus following Dowsett and Forbes-Watson (1993).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2012-05-01
Assessor(s): BirdLife International
Reviewer(s): Butchart, S. & Symes, A.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Ekstrom, J., Butchart, S., Harding, M.
This species has a very large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to northern Ethiopia and Eritrea (Clement et al. 1993), where it is known from Lalibela, Gonder, Ankober, Tissisat Falls near Bahar Dar, and Jemmu Valley.
Eritrea; Ethiopia
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Population [top]

Population: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as local (Clement 1999) and common in at least parts of its range (Fry and Keith 2004).
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: BirdLife International 2012. Serinus xanthopygius. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 02 March 2015.
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